A disturbing visual of a Nigerian man being trounced while tied to a pole in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar area, has surfaced online.
According to the video which came to light Monday, the Nigerian was accused of theft with the incident said to have happened 15 days ago.
In the video, a group of people are seen descending on the man as he screams and pleads for mercy.
A man is seen hooking the victim’s legs just as another hit his soles with a stick; others then hurl insults at him and hit him with sticks.
Nobody came to his rescue and authorities have yet to make any arrest.
Update: Indian police claim they’ve arrested one of the people identified from the viral video. See tweets below:
Even if Nigerian national was stealing, beating him not justified; identified one man from video&arrested him, looking for others: DCP South pic.twitter.com/Ec4RyCxUz0
— ANI (@ANI) October 9, 2017
Delhi has in recent times been caught up in a web of attacks on Africans.
Earlier this year, some African students were attacked in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida by residents.
The residents took out a candle-light march after a 17-year-old boy Manish died in the NSG Black Cats Enclave due to a suspected drug overdose.
Similarly, a Kenyan lady was attacked two days after by a group of men in Noida.
It was reported that she was attacked on her way to Greater Noida from Delhi when her car was stopped by unknown men near Knowledge Park.
She was then beaten by the men.